Stayed here with my two kids (ages 10 & 5) and my mom from 27th August 2013 to Wednesday 4th September 2013. We booked a one bedroom apartment and all I can say is "WOW!".
BEAUTIFUL BIG ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT with a sea view. In the bedroom there are two single beds, front room has a double bed settee, obviously a bathroom, kitchenette area, fridge, cutlery, plates, pans, tea towels, washing up liquid etc and added bonus a microwave.
FOOD is great for breakfast and dinner, repetitive but if anyone actually been on an all inclusive holiday it usually is but value for money are the words best described here. There's a microwave in the kitchenette area as sometimes the food can get cool but believe me these people know how to treat their guests. The Reception & bar staff goes above and beyond their duties to please and accommodate their guests.
THE BEACH was actually down the steps of our apartment or down the steps of the outdoor part of the restaurant. There is a steep path and staircase so if you have elderly friends or relatives this may be a little tricky but it's also perfectly safe to go up and down. The beach is clean, the surrounding area and shops are safe and people are so friendly.
BOAT TOURS are located adjacent to the hotel (pickup and drop off on the beach). We took a boat tour for 2 adults and 2 kids (single fare in total 18 Euros) to Santa Eulalia and it was worth every penny. One of my kids loved it but if you have a child who is a little frightened of the sea (the boat has no windows) just take the bus to Island Hop. The local bus also located just minutes walk off the beach (near all the restaurants and gift shop) is only 2 Euros each person (prices could change for different parts of the Island).
THE POOL is safe but like most pools in Spain there are NO life guards so parents/carers watch your kids. There is a kid's pool which is clean and safe but obviously the big pool is quite deep, you will have a shallow end but yet again I stress be careful - there are no life guards.
The only two grumbles with this hotel would be (1) the non-existent free WIFI advertised. The wifi is there but if you are one of the lucky ones (as my son was) to get the wifi on your tablet or other device whatever you do DON'T switch off the device or you will lose the connection and there's absolutely no chance of getting it back BUT there are so many cafes, bars, restuarants and there's an internet cafe within walking distance of the hotel offering wifi; and (2) the entertainment is a load of rubbish apart from one guy who does his slot solo (originally a Spanish man who moved to Scotland) he has the voice of angel however the act called "the one man show" is total nonsense but each to their own. Basically, if you are looking for entertainment for the kids you will be disappointed are there is only entertainment three nights a week.
TRANSFERS – don't book through your agent if it is above 30 Euros (single/one way). I paid my travel agent over £100 return for my family. It turns out that it is only 30 Euros from Ibiza Airport to this hotel so basically 60 Euros return trip. On arrival to Ibiza we did have a lovely Mercedes car which fitted 3 large cases and 3 small hand luggage cases in. On the return journey the transfer company try to say they are picking up from other hotels, try to collect you hours earlier than usual. On our return to Ibiza hotel they sent a rubbish mini bus with missing seat belts in seats, a rude female driver that was obviously under pressure to rush us on the transfer who I had to lose my temper and tell her to give me my money if she intends to drive off before the time we booked. Long story cut short...get there, get your taxi and pay less.
I would definitely recommend this hotel for families for families, couples retiring, honey moon couples as if you want to relax, enjoy the beach at your leisure and added great food most of all the staff are amazing - come here it's worth every penny!
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